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The Aeneid
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  • Fresh gales arise; with equal strokes they vie, And brush the buxom seas, and o’er the billows fly.
  • These holy rites perform’d, they took their way Where long extended plains of pleasure lay: The verdant fields with those of heav’n may vie, With ether vested, and a purple sky; The blissful seats of happy souls below.
  • The Tuscan matrons with each other vied, To bless their rival sons with such a bride; But she disdains their love, to share with me The sylvan shades and vow’d virginity.
  • Trojans and Latians vie with like desires To make the field of battle shine with fires, And the promiscuous blaze to heav’n aspires.

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  • But not all shall vie for this great honor.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • Five fortysomething women, all in capri pants, like they were rehearsing a dance show: two of them—slender and blond and tanned—vying for the lead, the others cheerfully resigned to second string.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl

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